Valley in Italy
In this charming celebration of Italian life, a gifted writer details the year she and her artist husband spent restoring a villa in a small town in the Umbrian hills, where life is lived according to the seasons and abounds in hearty food, rich wine, and the friendship of neighbors.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
- 05 Jan 2000
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
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A Valley in Italy recounts the restoration in the grand style of an impossible house and the charms of bohemian family life. It also offers a rare portrait of the life of an Italian village where 'all things are made to be as enjoyable as possible.'
"St Aubin de Teran gets it right. . . . She has patience andimagination and a wonderful sense of humor. . . . After visiting this long with her, it was hard to leave."-- Susan Salter Reynolds, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"Exotically entertaining. . . . The luscious descriptions of wood smells, rustic scenes, and delicious foodstuffs make you want to go immediately into the kitchen and boil up tomatoes and basil plants in an old pot.... A huge success."-- Helen Fielding, "Sunday Times "(London)"Authentic. . . . Her next book should prove worth waiting for."-- William Weaver, "Washington Post Book World""There should be more people in the world like Lisa St Aubin de Teran."-- Michael Thompson-Noel, " Financial Times" (London)